Pantone today released the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2009.
The report features the top 10 colors for women’s fashion for spring ’09, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots.
The availability of the Pantone Fashion Color Report coincides with the beginning of New York Fashion Week and is available free-of-charge.
According to the report, blue and purple lead the top 10 hues for spring ’09.
The palette also includes pops of vibrant color representing the optimism of the season, combined with sophisticated neutrals to ground the palette and provide stability in an unpredictable economic climate.
A spectrum of greens rounds out the report, evoking a sense of freshness and new beginnings.
“New York’s fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of economic uncertainty,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Fall ’08 saw blue and purple rise to the forefront of fashion. As is often true, colors evolve from season to season, and spring ’09 is no exception. Palace Blue, a favorite among designers this season, takes a steadfast, classic, spring navy-like tone and makes it sparkle. Paired with just about any color in the report, it offers many intriguing spring combinations. Taking purple in a lighter direction, Lavender presents a softer, more summery hue, extending the mystical aspects of purple available last fall.